Producer Kim Kirby has joined 8 in an executive producing role. Kirby will work alongside managing director and executive producer, Katie Millington to further expand the business, particularly in Australia.
Says Millington: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining forces with KK. Kim brings a wealth of film experience from the UK and Australia, a bundle of local industry knowledge and a genuine love for the business. Her energy is infectious, she’s clever, crafty and fun."
"Kim gave me a leg up in the industry not so many years ago, so it feels serendipitous that we’re now working together. This is going to be a big year for 8, not to mention lunch times just got a whole lot more interesting,” she added.
Says Kirby: “Collaborating with Katie Millington and Mike Vanderfield was a no brainer for me. They should both be really proud of the culture they’ve built at 8. I’ve always loved Mike, and Katie is an inspiration. Never have I met somebody with such diverse and clever ideas. We are all about to start a very rewarding journey.”
With a stable of 10 directors and the announcement of a new addition to the roster to be made shortly, 8 has offices in Surry Hills, Sydney and Freemans Bay, Auckland.